Cruz: Quick on his feet on Obamacare, conservatism

Since Ted Cruz’ Monday announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States, the MSM has been posed to discredit him or cause him to stumble.  His appearance on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday was proof positive.

But the Texas Senator was more than ready for the bombardment when network correspondent Vladimir Duthiers pounced, asking Cruz if he would “take away” the health care of 16 millions of Americans insured under Obamacare if he was elected president

“Well, you know, those numbers don’t tell the whole picture,” Cruz calmly responded. “For one thing, the bulk of those numbers are coming from expanded Medicaid. And Medicaid is a program where a lot of people who are on Medicaid are not getting health care. Medicaid is a system that is already overburdened and more and more people are just getting waiting lists and not actually getting health care.”

Cruz added, “Beyond that, remember six million people had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare. You are not doing someone a favor if you cancel the health insurance they like, and then force them to buy new health insurance at higher premiums that covers less.

The newly declared Republican candidate also noted that Obamacare is the “single largest job killer” in the United States.

And try as they might to elicit a misstep, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King also found him unflappable. 

Nice start.

Click here to watch him. You’ll be impressed.


21 Responses to Cruz: Quick on his feet on Obamacare, conservatism

  1. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Cruz IS off to a good start. I like his clear and unequivocal response to Gayle King’s request for a one sentence summation of what he brings to the presidential campaign table at the very end f the segment.

  2. Phil Witte says:

    Democrats and the Established Republicans got a problem. Go Ted go. If the other Republican Candidates care more about the country than their own political ambitions they will support Ted Cruz. In 1980 everyone thought Ronald Reagan was too conservative to win the general election. At one point he was behind Jimmy (the wimp) Carter by twenty five points. Well the rest is history.

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  3. SmallGovt says:

    He is a very good speaker

  4. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Hoping he’ll make his position on what to do with the illegals inside our borders, whether on overstayed visas or just entered illegally at any age. God Bless You; Van

    • azgary says:

      sadly cruz too is for mass legalization, aka amnesty:

      “What has not been as evident is what he supports: legal status for millions of people here already, while making it easier for immigrants to come here through the front door.

      “I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass,” he said. “I think most Americans want to see the problem fixed.”

      Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

      “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.”

      • CD 8 PC says:

        Just read the Texas Tribune link you provided, azgary. To say Ted Cruz’ views on illegal immigration are disturbing is an understatement.
        Thank you for the link. I feel very let down, since this issue is at the top of my list when it comes to areas of importance. Without an impenetrable border we have zero security.

      • azgary says:

        internal enforcement is the key. if they are here illegally they must go period, that is what will stop the flood across the border.

        Remember about 40% of those here illegally came here legally, including most of the 9/11 terrorist and millions who are taking jobs from American citizens. Huge fines and jail for employers of illegals would solve much of the problem fast while slowing the illegal flow across the border to a trickle

      • SmallGovt says:

        Yep and that is one of my problems with him. The children of immigrants like Cruz and Rubio will almost certainly be for more immigration. Cruz is a big supporter of the H1-B visas to let more immigrants end up with Americans jobs at a lower cost.

        The big Indian tech companies are huge contributors as they have learned that payola to Congress pays off.

        Term Limits!

  5. Tucson Voter says:

    I definitely like what I see. It’s still early, and I also want to see how Scott Walker and Ben Carson measure up to my conservative expectations. I’ve had my fill of posers and establishment RINO selectees such as Bob Dole and John McCain. Every time I see that phony “kingmaker” Karl Rove I switch channels.

    • ZOO says:

      Scott Walker is in Phoenix today and wading up to his bald spot in Arizona Chamber of Commerce / Doug Ducey hog slop. How does that measure up to conservative expectations?

      • Tucson Voter says:

        It’s called pragmatism. I don’t fault him for attempting to gin up enough money to get a multimillion dollar campaign off the ground. He’s not making promises, he’s giving a speech.

        I like what he’s done bucking the unions in Wisconsin. Walker’s unapologetic and successful and also won reelection, surviving a recall.

        There are political realities that exist and not acknowledging them puts good candidates on the trash heap of history. I want a winner this time.

      • ZOO says:

        Walker has a record as long as your arm of being an amnesty chippee, including supporting the 2007 Bush-Kennedy-McCain amnesty jam. His sudden FLOP in 2014 makes him nothing more than a McCain-Romney understudy. So your tickled that Walker might “gin up” some CHAMBERMASTER funds to steal votes from other possible genuine conservative candidates? The GOP is hapless because their electorate is hapless. Third time’s a charm!

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        I hope he doesn’t ‘catch’ anything at the CofC with Ducey, Hewitt and I’m sure the long arm of Johnny McAmnesty there to keep candidates in line…and in money.

    • Doc says:

      Dr. Carson is W-E-A-K on the 2nd Amendment. Period. Nuff sed. He’s out for me…

  6. jon jensen says:

    His wife works for goldman sachs and now they’re on obama care. I don’t know about this.

    • Hometown Guy says:

      She WORKED for Goldman Sachs. She is no longer employed there.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      His wife is taking a leave of absence to help on the campaign trail. While on a leave of absence, she is not covered by insurance. Hence, the move to Obamacare by her husband.

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    You (at least I) can’t help but like him. He can’t be tripped up by the Left because he seemingly tells the truth. No gimmicks.

    Norah O’Donnell and Gayle are his enemy – he was polite and spoke with a smile on very serious issues. The male was drilling holes in him.

    He was on with Megyn Kelly last night – after another long day – and she was good enough to say it was a long day for him and his wife and two “adorable” daughters who were with him in NY.

    I’ve enjoyed seeing him after his announcement. Cool, calm, collected and smart. Those other possible candidates will have to beat that for me to go over to another’s side.

    I don’t see what the wife’s employer has to do with the way he’d handle being president. He explained signing up for Obamacare. I didn’t like to see it, but it’s the one good thing about that lousy law that allows he and his family to be covered.

  8. LD 23 PC says:

    Honesty is something these network slicksters can’t handle, All three of them appear flummoxed.

  9. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    The election of Barack Obama, who had a white American born mother and African born Muslim father, was considered “historic” and “groundbreaking.” Obama attended Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Afro-Centric, hate-America Church for 20 years.

    Ted Cruz’ mother was also American born and his father was from Cuba. He’s a straightforward Southern Baptist. Will THAT combination also be considered “historic” and “groundbreaking” enough to bring minority voters to his corner? It will be interesting to see how the demographics shake out this time.

  10. Jill Arizona says:

    GO CANADA!!! LOL!!!